United Nations arms embargo on Iran

How will the world react? The Middle East Programs presents a series of global perspectives on how the world is approaching the October 2020 expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran.

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Russian-Saudi oil war: $15 per barrel?

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Iran Initiative

Provides a balanced approach of engagement and containment for regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iran while promoting US interests, regional conflict resolution, and the well-being of the Iranian people.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

UNRWA—and the Palestine refugees it serves—remains an investment worth protecting

UNRWA is one of the only entities standing between a tragic COVID-19 outbreak among Palestine refugees and safe passage to the other side of this global crisis. Though the agency has the expertise to help Palestine refugees, it can only continue doing so with adequate and reliable funding.

MENASource by Mara Kronenfeld

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Stormy waters: Israel and Lebanon negotiate their maritime border

After a decade of United States-led mediation, on October 14, delegations on behalf of Israel and Lebanon entered negotiations on the demarcation of their disputed maritime borderline.

MENASource by Udi Evental

Israel Lebanon

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Mudassir Sheikha and Amjad Ahmad on how to create more “unicorns” in the Middle East

Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative hosted Careem Co-Founder & CEO Mudassir Sheikha and empowerME Director and venture capital veteran Amjad Ahmad for a conversation about Sheikha’s path to success and strategies for building a more productive entrepreneurial ecosystem to create more unicorns in the Middle East. Below are the key takeaways from the discussion moderated by CNBC Reporter & Anchor Hadley Gamble.

MENASource by Allison Holle

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

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Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Christopher Preble discusses the Biden presidency and what it means for America’s ‘forever wars’

On November 24, in partnership with the Charles Koch Institute, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with Preble and other foreign policy scholars on the future of U.S. foreign policy, war in the broader Middle East, and other issues facing the new administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Middle East

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

The temperature is rising, the fever white hot: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as flashpoint between Egypt and Ethiopia

Once considered unlikely by regional experts, military confrontation along the Nile is a growing possibility, as a diplomatic solution to the Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian stand-off recedes. Outside observers may not understand why Egypt considers the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) an “existential threat” to its existence, but, regardless, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his advisors see it as such. […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Christopher D. Booth

East Africa Energy & Environment

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Fontenrose joins Newsy to discuss Biden’s national security challenges

In the News

Elections Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Pelayo quoted in Al Arabiya on the Iranian foreign minister’s visit to Caracas

In the News

Iran Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ferziger in Foreign Policy: Secret Flight Shows Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Salman Joining to Face Biden

In the News

Israel Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Slavin quoted in Just Security on the renewal of the Iran nuclear deal

In the News

Iran Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Al Jazeera quoted Pfaff on the US troop withdrawal from Iraq

In the News

Iraq Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on Trump’s US-Israel policy

In the News

Elections Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Daragahi joins France24 to discuss US-MENA policy before the administration change

In the News

Elections Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

UNRWA—and the Palestine refugees it serves—remains an investment worth protecting

UNRWA is one of the only entities standing between a tragic COVID-19 outbreak among Palestine refugees and safe passage to the other side of this global crisis. Though the agency has the expertise to help Palestine refugees, it can only continue doing so with adequate and reliable funding.

MENASource by Mara Kronenfeld

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy